Simcoe Late-Season Lakers – Just Match What They Are Feeding Onby Nuno Antunes March 11, 2013
I headed out at 7 am for a great walk out searching for some lake trout. I had two rods rigged up one with a Lunkerhunt Direct Contact and the other with a Lunkerhunt white pearl tube rigged on a Freedom Hydra jig head. There was no need for anything else today as the lakers were all over both presentations. I was presenting them with what they are typically feeding on at this time of the year, smelts and herring.
I started out fishing as usual; off bottom and getting them to chase my lure up the water column once they show interest. They just were not committing. I decided to hit them high; raised my direct contact up 20 feet from bottom and jigged up from there; all the way up to 20 feet below the ice. This gave me 40′ to work with. It was not work because the fish were quite active in this range; the chasers were all now committing. Every time they would chase it, I would have a fish on. All and all I had over 12 fish on my line, and managed to ice six.
Needless to say I had a great day; and think I should take more days off work. 😉
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Nuno is an avid multi-species angler, based in southern Ontario. Nuno is a member and Media Director for Barrie Bassmasters, as well as Director of the Junior Bassmasters. He is passionate about sport fishing, and about sharing the sport with future generations. Nuno's sponsors include Lunkerhunt, Kistler Rods, Ardent Reels, State Apparel and Freedom Tackle.More by Nuno Antunes